Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Coconut Oil Drops

I'm sure you've all heard about the coconut oil craze that is buzzing about all over the internet and in
magazines.  The health benefits of this good fat are ENDLESS...not only for ingesting, but also as a topical oil as well.  Here are a couple great graphics that demonstrate some of these awesome benefits:


This is the brand that we use, because it is organic.  There are so many different ways to use coconut oil, so I decided to make some single serving drops that make it much more convenient to just grab and go.  They can be used on toast, in your coffee, in place of oil or butter when cooking or for oil pulling.  

We just recently started oil pulling.  For oil pulling, all you do is take one of the oil drops and chew it until it is liquid and then swish it around in your mouth for 10-20 minutes.  Then spit it out into a baggie and throw it away. Spitting it in the sink could clog up the drain.  I have to tell you, my mouth has never felt so clean and fresh, its almost better than going to the dentist.  It helps pull all of the nasty bacteria out of your mouth which can cause bad breath, digestive issues, stained teeth, and even acne. The swishing also builds up your facial muscles and helps to tighten your skin!!  It may take a while to build up to the 20 minutes, but I do this in the morning when I'm getting ready and so I'm distracted and don't even notice it.  This is the one I use HERE.

To make the oil drops, let the coconut oil melt some by letting it sit out at room temp or heating it up some. You could even go ahead and scoop it into a bag and melt it with your hands.  Then put the bag in the freezer for just a couple of minutes until its a thick paste like consistency.

Twist the top to force the oil to a bottom corner as if you were using a pastry bag and snip about 1/4" off of the bag.

Then on a foil lined baking sheet, make little circles, swirling as you go, to build up the little drops.  Mine are about 1 tablespoon per drop. The heat from your hands will make it a little too melty as you go, so I had to pop mine back in the freezer every couple minutes. This took a little practice, but most of them were good sized. You can always take any mess ups and melt them to do it over.  Pop them in the freezer when you are all done for about 5 minutes and then you are done!

I put mine in a large mason jar with a lid and keep them in the fridge. If you keep them out at room temperature for too long, they will start to melt.

Now its extremely easy to add this super healthy oil to my dietary or beauty regimen, one little drop at a time!!

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